Rhoads Named Coach of the Year, Three Earn All-Ivy League Honors

Rhoads Named Coach of the Year, Three Earn All-Ivy League Honors

Rhoads swept Ivy League Coach of the Year honors (Gregory Carroccio).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard golf head coach Kevin Rhoads has been voted as the 2016 Ivy League Men's Golf Coach of the Year, conference officials announced Tuesday.

Rhoads received the honor on both sides for the first time in his career after leading Harvard's men's and women's golf programs to Ivy League championships this past weekend. On the men's side it marked the Crimson's first title since 1975 and third overall, while the women captured their fifth-consecutive crown and seventh in nine years.

Under Rhoads tutelage, the Harvard men set program records this season for scoring average (290.38) and national scoring rating (95). The team finished first, second, or third in five of eight tournaments, including a win at the MacDonald Cup in October and a pair of runner-up finishes at the Furman Intercollegiate and Princeton Invitational leading up to the Ivy League Championship.

Three members of the men's squad earned All-Ivy League honors highlighted by freshman Aurian Capart who took home first team honors. Capart, playing in just his second tournament of the spring, tied for fourth place at plus-8 (224).

Gregory Royston and Daniel De La Garza also finished in the top 10 for the Crimson, taking home second team All-Ivy recognition. Royston's plus-10 226 was good for seventh place with De La Garza's plus -14 230 good for a tie for 10th place.

With the victory, the Crimson has earned the Ivy League's automatic bid to one of six NCAA Regional Championships being played May 16-18. Golf Channel will announce the 81 teams and 45 individuals selected to compete in the six regionals on Thursday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. during Morning Drive. 30 teams and six individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships.